Mt Humphreys - the smoke had crept into the Basin overnight
This is such a beautiful place!
Green Meadows below Piute Pass
I had almost come up here to camp the night before, but I'm glad I didn't - it was too windy
The trail as it approaches Piute Pass
Looking back into the smoky Humprey's Basin from Piute Pass
Cloud over Mt Humphreys
There is some hearty plant life up here in the basin. Sierra gentian.
Still a couple of wildflowers out here...
I made a side trip over here for lunch and to pick up a geocache
Me, Muriel Lake, and the geocache
The cache was hidden in there - took me a while to find it!
Muriel Lake from the 'Hiker's Treasure Chest' cache
"Hiker's Treasure Chest"
View in the direction of Goethe Lakes - would have liked to have gone up in there, but didn't have time.
Back at Piute Pass now, this is the view on the other side.
"Stair Master" trail
Unnamed geometric peak next to Piute Lake
Looking back at Piute Pass
Waterfall and pool between Piute Lake and Loch Leven
Tiered pools between the two lakes
Loch Leven - and I notice the clouds are building now.
View down into the North Lake area
Loch Leven from above
Lots of fishermen at this lake
The red Piute Crags are the main scenery along the lower part of this trail
The peaks of the Bishop Pass area rise in the distance
Looking back up from where I just came
There is still some lupine blooming down here
Hey, it's a JMT bridge
The last mile is through this beautiful aspen grove